Chubby buddy? Some tips for dog weight loss…

How to help your dog lose weight without losing your mind – follow these few suggestions:

Feed less count calories and your veterinarian can help you determine how much food to your dog needs A rough formula for an in active spayed or neutered adult dog between 60 and 60 pounds you would divide your dogs ideal weight in pounds by 2.2 multiplied that figure by 30 and add 70 this is just a rough idea of how many calories your dog needs a day .
Give healthy treats such as carrots, green beans, celery, broccoli, cucumbers, sliced apples, bananas and even ice cubes. Try freezing your fruits and vegetables – that will make them last longer.

Feed fiber adding fiber such as vegetables add block without extra calories. Another good source of fiber would be canned pumpkin — not the pumpkin pie filling.

Exercise – get out and walk with your dog, gradually increasing distance as your dog becomes more active. Of course the added bonus is you will benefit from the added activity.

New item!

Lancaster Meat Co.

New item! Dogs are flipping over these! Seriously !! We already had to place another order! Grab a bag or two for your pet and see for yourself !! This is a LANCASTER family owned company — they pride themselves of using only USA high-quality ingredients with no grains, wheat , corn or soy — even the packaging is made in the USA!

We currently are carrying the farmers bacon, toasted turkey, wild boar mini meatballs, alligator mini meatballs.

Let’s get this party started!

Celebrate 15 Years!
Party Animals!
Unleash your party ANIMAL!

Starting April 3rd through April 28th will be a party for YOU! It’s our way of saying THANK YOU for your continued patronage for the past 15 years! Yes that’s right – celebrating A Pooch Parlor being 15 years old!

During the month of April there will be chances to win collars, leashes, gift bags, grooming certificates, and more! All you have to do is stop in during the month of April and you will received “tickets of chance” — example: if your pet is bring groomed during April you will receive 3 tickets, make a purchase (that includes nail trims too) receive 2 tickets, just stopping by to say Hi an/or fill out our “How are we doing questionnaire” receive 1 ticket. All winning numbers will be posted on our FB page and website — winning numbers will also be contacted by phone on May 1st.

Michelle Gargano

Check out some of the give aways!

Ticks are an epidemic this year!

Ticks at epidemic level this year.

From the groomers table — Ticks are an epidemic this year!

Tick Epidemic this year! Lint roller full of ticks.

A simple homemade repellent solutions for your pet:

Add 1 cup of water to a spray bottle, followed by 2 cups of distilled white vinegar. Ticks hate the smell and taste of vinegar, and will be easily be repelled by this ingredient alone. Then, add two spoonfuls of vegetable or almond oil, which both contain sulfur (another natural tick repellent).

To make a repellent that will also deter fleas, mix in a few spoonfuls of lemon juice, citrus oil, or peppermint oil, any of which will repel ticks and fleas while also creating a nicely scented repellent. Spray onto the pet’s dry coat, staying away from sensitive areas including eyes, nose, mouth, and genitals. When outdoors for an extended period, spray this solution on two to three times per day.

Repellent for you and your family:

In a spray bottle, mix 2 cups of distilled white vinegar and 1 cup of water. To make a scented solution so you do not smell like bitter vinegar all day, add 20 drops of your favorite essential oil.

Eucalyptus oil is a calm, soothing scent that also works as a tick repellent, while peppermint and citrus oils give off a strong crisp scent that also repel ticks.

After mixing the solution, spray onto clothing, skin, and hair before going outdoors. Reapply every four hours to keep ticks at bay, and examine your skin and hair when back inside to make sure no ticks are on the body. A lint roller brush is ideal to check for ticks!

Pet Photo Contest

Some have received the email about the PET PHOTO CONTEST — winner will be picked April 5th – given a gift certificate for $10 towards a spa day. You have the cutest fur-baby? Post your pet photo on our Facebook!